Is your ECM ready to move to the cloud? Is collaboration the end of process? Is your Web project going well? These are just a few of the questions our experts answered in this week's roll-up.
"While the benefits of cloud computing have been documented in many different studies and research papers, and many companies are looking to move to the cloud to solve IT problems related to cost, ease of deployment and scalability — among others — the question as to whether they actually should is still open to debate. Nowhere is this more relevant than in enterprise content management."
"I understand where this question comes from — if you're a "collaborator" you must somehow be opposed to process. Not true. A process (in the more ideal than evil world) is an embodiment of learning. It's a way to automatically follow some best practices so that you don't have to expend effort or brain cells figuring out how to do it. It scales very well defined tasks, and ensures compliance with various rules, regulations and policies. Processes have their limitations — they aren't good at learning, experimenting or adapting. Which is of course what collaboration is extremely good at.
So in this "more ideal than evil" world we try to arrange for ourselves, we want to be collaborators — supported by processes."
"SharePointRecordsManagement.com, Don Lueders' blog, is one of the top resources on — you guessed it — Records and Information Management functionality in SharePoint. His tenure with the product extends back several years. I cajoled Don into sharing a few comments on his work for this audience."
In Other Expert News...
- The True Nature of a Social Intranet: Oscar Berg looks at three ways in which a social intranet is profoundly different from a traditional intranet.
- WEM Strategy: Is Your Web Project Going Well? How to Tell: Ahava Leibtag discusses how to know you’re hitting your marks in a Web project.
- Web Support Worsens: Here's How to Fix It: Gerry McGovern highlights ways to improve Web support.
- WEM: 8 Ways to Mobilize Landing Pages: Marisa Peacock discusses a shift in the dynamic of the Web.